MCOCA chargesheet against Sreesanth & Co to be filed before time

Jun 26, 2013, 00:55 IST | Jasvinder Sidhu

Delhi Police will file its chargesheet against three Rajasthan Royals players well before the specified time limit of six months. Two of the players accused of spot fixing in IPL VI � S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan � have already been granted bail by a Delhi court.

“Our case is very strong. If the court has released them on bail, that doesn’t mean we conducted weak investigation. We have not filed the chargesheet against them so far.

S Sreesanth
S Sreesanth

We will file it much before the deadline and there will be no change in our stance of imposing MCOCA (Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act) against the accused,” S N Srivastva, Special Commissioner (Special Cell) of Delhi Police told MiD DAY

yesterday. It was Srivastva’s teams which made all the arrests in the spot fixing case. “Well, there is no specific law, but we have IPC and MCOCA to depend on. Under normal circumstance we can file a chargesheet within three months, and under MCOCA we can take six months. But we will not wait for that long,” he said.

Additional Sessions Judge Vinay Kumar Khanna of the Saket court made very strong observations against the Delhi Police while releasing S Sreesanth and Chavan on bail.

The judge said that Delhi Police had no record or evidence to corroborate that the accused used violence, coercion or intimidated anyone or extorted money. So prima facie the accused were not covered within the sections of MCOCA. 

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